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Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen | Debbi Michiko Florence
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The first book in a new chapter book series featuring a spunky Japanese-American heroine! Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess-maker! She's also tired of her big sister, Sophie, always getting to do things first. For once, Jasmine wishes SHE could do something before Sophiesomething special, something different. The New Year approaches, and as the Toguchi family gathers in Los Angeles to celebrate, Jasmine is jealous that her sister gets to help roll mochi balls by hand with the women. Her mom says that Jasmine is still too young to join in, so she hatches a plan to help the men pound the mochi rice instead. Surely her sister has never done THAT before. But pounding mochi is traditionally reserved for boys. And the mochi hammer is heavier than it looks. Can Jasmine build her case and her mochi-making muscles in time for New Year's Day?
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Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen | Debbi Michiko Florence
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Had an unexpected day off at my library today (a planned power outage to replace a utility pole) so I popped over to another county library location for some early chapter book inspiration. I‘m planning the reading lists for my #homeschoolbookclub groups this school year. Suggestions welcome, particularly ones with racially & ethnically diverse voices! #kidlit #weneeddiversebooks #chapterbooks

GirlNamedJesse I‘ve read several of these, but we looooove the King & Kayla books! Your reading list sounds awesome! 😊 4mo
Tamra The Zoey & Sassafras‘s series is great! 4mo
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Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen | Debbi Michiko Florence
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Fun new chapter book series that incorporates Japanese New Year's traditions including making mochi. The sibling relationship is particularly well done. #kidlit #weneeddiversebooks

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Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen | Debbi Michiko Florence
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I read less in 2017 than I have in many many years, mostly due to starting a new job with a longer commute. This year I hope to get back in gear so I'm setting what I hope is a reasonable goal that I may be able to easily surpass. If I meet it, it will still be a chunk more than last year! Tagged book is what's up next on my print TBR list. #readingchallenge #goals